Mandeville: Vice, Virtue and Liberty
This is a Reading List based upon a Liberty Fund Conference on “Bernard Mandeville: Vice, Virtue, and Liberty.”
Bernard Mandeville: Vice, Virtue, and Liberty
Guide to the Readings
- The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Benefits, 2 vols. With a Commentary Critical, Historical, and Explanatory by F.B. Kaye (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1988).
For additional reading see:
Session I: Private Vices, Public Benefits.
Bernard Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees, vol. 1
- The Preface, pp. 3–16
- The Grumbling Hive: OR, Knaves Turn’d Honest, and The Moral pp. 17-37
- A Vindication of the Book, From the Aspersions Contain’d In a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C. A, pp. 381–412.
Session II: Self-deceit and its Remedy.
The Fable of the Bees, vol. 1
- “An Essay on Charity, and Charity-schools,” pp. 253–323
Session III: Hypocrisy and Self-liking.
The Fable of the Bees, vol. 2
- The Third Dialogue Between Horatio and Cleomenes, pp. 100–147
Session IV: The Economy and Liberty.
The Female Tatler, Numbers 62, 64, 66, pages 96–112 - not available online
The Fable of the Bees, vol. 1
- “Remarks I to P,” pp. 100–181.
Session V: The Economy and Liberty – A Satire.
- A Modest Defence of Public Stews, pages 1–50 - not available online
Session VI: Liberty and Virtue.
- Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church and National Happiness, pages 330—364 - not available online
- A Treatise on the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Passions, pages 34–44 and 172–178 - not available online
- Addison and Smith: Freedom and Responsibility
- American Liberty in Political Documents before 1787
- An Introduction to the Major Writings of Ludwig von Mises
- Banned Books
- British and French Sources of American Constitutionalism
- Burlamaqui, Bayle: Freedom Tolerance, Natural Law
- Cato’s Letters: Liberty and Responsibility
- Cobden: Liberty and Peace
- Constant’s Principles of Politics
- Emerson on Anti-slavery
- Eric Mack, An Introduction to the Political Thought of John Locke
- Gibbon and the Rise of Christianity and Islam
- Homer’s Iliad: Liberty and Responsibility
- Hume, Smith, and Ferguson: Wealth, Commerce, and Corruption
- Hume: History of England
- James Tyrrell on Authority and Liberty
- Jefferson-Hamilton Debate
- Major Political Thinkers: Plato to Mill
- Mandeville: Vice, Virtue and Liberty
- Mill-Macaulay Debate on Government
- Milton: Liberty in his Prose and Poetry
- Old Testament and English Political Thought
- Political Sermons of the Founding Era
- Readings from the OLL Reader
- Rousseau and Hume: Contrasting Views of Liberty
- Shakespeare and Marlowe: Liberty in Four Plays
- Shakespeare: Liberty and Responsibility
- Socialist Tracts
- Sophocles and Aeschylus: Blood Justice and the Founding of Legal Order
- Tacitus: Liberty and Tyranny in the Annals
- The Ruling Class and the State: An Anthology
- Thomas Paine and American Liberty
- Thucydides: War, Empire, and Liberty